Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Media Allows Sarah Palin's Propaganda Campaign

When it comes to Sarah Palin, McCain isn't running a presidential campaign, he's running a propaganda campaign. And the media is letting him get away with it. Andrew Sullivan said it best:

Until governor Sarah Palin gives a full press conference, it seems to me that the cable news outlets should stop running her stump speeches in full on television. The deal is: candidates get to broadcast their message if the press get to question them thoroughly. That's how real democracy works - give and take. What the Palin-McCain campaign wants is all give and no take: an indirect propaganda filter and the outrageous precedent of no press conferences in presidential campaigns. This is an assault on democracy. It is closer to Russian or Georgian democracy than American. If cable news continues to enable this chilling process, they will become complicit.


I only disagree with his choice of tense: they are already complicit and have been for weeks.


Gianna said...

Charles, you are forgetting the primary goal of the MSM - to keep their ratings/circulation as high as possible in order to increase profits. News is now a business, not something for the public good.

They dont want a one-sided race, they want viewers.

Charles M. Kozierok said...

Thanks. I'm not forgetting it, I'm protesting it. :)

Same with the attempts to conflate Ayers and Keating.